Prognostic importance of central thrombus in hemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism


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Senturk A., Ozsu S., Duru S., Cakir E., SARINÇ ULAŞLI S., Demirdogen E., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.24, no.5, pp.508-514, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.a2017.0021
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.508-514

Abstract

Background: The association between mortality and localization of central thrombus in hemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) is unclear. Sufficient data are not available to help clinicians to select between low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), unfractionated heparin (UFH) and thrombolytics for the management of central thrombus. The present study aims to investigate whether central thrombus in the pulmonary artery affects 30-day mortality rate, and to compare the outcomes of different treatment approaches in patients with central thrombus.